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The ABE blog covers biotech and biotech-education news and trends in and beyond the ABE community. Topical posts often include student activities. 

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Ethical Questions Around Transplanted Organ Distribution

June 12, 2022

Worldwide, over 100,000 people receive life-saving organ transplants every year. Unfortunately, many people still die while awaiting transplant. In…

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Personal Reflections on a Professional Learning Course

June 6, 2022

It’s not often that one finishes a professional learning course fully satisfied, with the awareness of having spent one’s time well. Today that…

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When Chance Encounters and Creative Curiosity Carve a Unique Path

May 25, 2022

"Your life doesn't have to be set in stone based off what you know when you're 18 years old; you will evolve, develop, and grow." —Ingrid Rulifson  …

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Slivers in Time: Student Experiences with Pandemic Learning

May 16, 2022

Masks, sanitizer, a special ring, signature sunglasses, family photos, a laptop charger—these were some of the items that students listed they would…

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green chemistry leaders at Amgen

Cleaning Up Past Perceptions of Chemistry

April 20, 2022

Chemistry often gets a bad reputation. While it can be blamed for some environmental problems, says Oliver Thiel, that’s not the whole story; this…

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Teachers taking tour of Amgen

Getting to Know Industry: Beyond the Tour

April 18, 2022

It was one of the most memorable moments for ABE in 2018—coming together as a community at Amgen Dun Laoghaire in Ireland, seeing the very latest in…

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colorful arm tattoos

Tattoos and the Immune System: More Than Skin Deep

April 12, 2022

Tattoos are a form of body modification where ink is inserted into the skin to create words and art. Tattoos have long been a form of self- and…

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Boy COVID Test

PCR: The Gold Standard of COVID Tests

March 16, 2022

In 2019, scientists first became aware of a new virus that was spreading in China. The disease, soon recognized as a coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2),…

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